As the Holidays approach, the Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library is asking you to give the gift of reading to the community. There are three Holiday Giving Trees in the Library –one is located at the 5th Street entrance, one in the Children’s Room, and one on the main floor. On each tree, you will find a variety of hand-crafted ornaments, each featuring a reproduction of a different book or audiobook cover. The Library is asking its generous patrons to choose books to sponsor. Your sponsorship will help the Library to purchase the books on the trees.
When you sponsor a book, Library staff will affix a book plate inside the book to let everyone know that it was your generosity which made the purchase of the book possible AND, best of all, you will receive the book first once it arrives at the library! Many of the books have not yet been published and each of the ornaments for those titles also have the title’s release date on it (you may have to be patient for some of those). If there is no date listed on the ornament, then the book has already been published but the Library has not yet purchased it.
Continue reading Christmas Giving-Trees
Calling all kids! Schmaling is starting a Lego Club!
When: Every Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm starting September 8th
Who: 3rd – 8th grade students . . . but all ages are welcome!
Every Friday after school, come and work a series of building challenges: when you complete 5 you get a prize! The time is open – so come for a few minutes, or stay the whole time. However, the only time to complete the challenges is during the designated time, and participants will be using the library’s Legos only. Pictures may be taken of the completed challenges and some may also be put on display.
Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library will hold an informational session this Thursday, July 27th, at 5:30pm for those interested in becoming foster parents. Mr. William Hart, of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will provide a brief presentation on the requirements of becoming a foster parent in Illinois and will answer any questions that attendees have.
As of Jan. 31, DCFS reports that there were 17 children from Whiteside County in foster care and 8 from Lee Count, but only 2 registered foster parents! In total, the state is responsible for more than 16,000 children. (http://www.saukvalley.com/…/dcfs-lee-and-whiteside…/ah8601m/)
Mr. Hart said the more foster parents there are in the area, the better it will be for children, allowing them to stay close to their family in hopes of being reunited with them, staying in the same school, and keeping close to their friends.
The Library is located at 501 10th Avenue in Fulton. You may call the Library at 815-589-2045 and ask for Britni if you have questions prior to the informational session.